Taman Satwa Taru Jurug for holidays with family

Taman Satwa Taru Jurug for holidays with family - Taman Satwa Taru Jurug often called the Jurug zoo because it as a family tourism offers a variety of entertainment in the form of a collection of rare animals. Taman Satwa Taru Jurug is one of the famous tourist attraction in Surakarta or Solo. Usually the holiday season, this place is visited by many local tourists from the city of Solo and the surrounding area. Even the parking lot is usually full to the vehicle must be parked on the roadside around Jurug zoo.

The history of Taman Satwa Taru Jurug
Previously the location of Jurug tourist park that currently, only a city park that is located on the banks of the Bengawan Solo river. While the animals are inside previously at Sriwedari park area, in the center of the Solo city. At that time, the name has not been Sriwedari park, but the Bonrojo park / King's Garden built by Pakubowono X in about the 1870s. In 1939, Sinuwun Prabu Pakubowono X died and the Bonrojo zoo is less well maintained. Finally, in 1986, the city government of Solo initiated took over the zoo for more manicured and move it to where it is today. To manage it formed a foundation that is named Yayasan Bina Satwa Taruna and since that time, this park is named Taman Satwa Taru Jurug (TSTJ).

Taman Satwa Taru Jurug gate

The address of Taman Satwa Taru Jurug
The address of Taman Satwa Taru Jurug at Jalan Ir. Sutami No. 40 (street name), desa Kentingan (village), kecamatan Jebres (sub-district), Surakarta / Solo (city) or precisely beside campus of the Sebelas Maret University.

The facilities of Taman Satwa Taru Jurug
Jurug zoo has long been promoted by the city government of Solo as a family tourist attractions so that existing support facilities is quite complete. The facilities there are of course several collections of flora and fauna, a mosque, playground for children, mini train etc. In addition, to the specific time at Taman Satwa Taru Jurug also held Reog performances, musical performances, Syawalan, and do not forget Gethek festival held once a year. In addition, within the Taman Satwa Taru Jurug, there is also a monument built in memory of a Keroncong maestro from Solo city namely Gesang. It was said at the time created the song ''Bengawan Solo'' was inspired when he was in the Taman Jurug (Jurug garden).
Note: Keroncong is a kind of classical music Java

Visitors and animals

The collection of animals in Taman Satwa Taru Jurug
The collection of animals in Taman Satwa Taru Jurug among others snake, Sumatran tiger, gibbon, hedgehog, Komodo dragon, iguana, bird and various other birds, horse, bear, zebra, elephant, camel, leopard, crocodile, monkey, peacock green, peacock, barking deer, and others fauna. The oldest elephant named Kyai Rebo in Taman Satwa Taru Jurug has died and has now been preserved and displayed in the gallery collection of animals in Taman Satwa Taru Jurug immediately after the entrance. Besides fauna, at Taman Satwa Taru Jurug also, collect a variety of plants such as munggur (tamarind), spruce, flamboyant, pine, acacia, and other large trees. The trees are tall and shady enough to make a cool atmosphere like in the forest, natural habitat these animals.

Riding a camel

The admission price at Taman Satwa Taru Jurug
Price of admission:
  • Normal day: IDR 10,000
  • Holiday: IDR 12,000
  • Mini train: IDR 3,000 for once round
  • Riding an elephant: IDR 7,000 for once round
  • Riding a camel: IDR 7.000 for once round
  • Riding a horse: IDR 7.000 for once round
  • The opening hours of Taman Satwa Taru Jurug from 07:00 am to 05:00 pm.




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